This post was updated on October 16th, 2020 at 06:31 AM
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Check Your Symptoms
Please call the clinic or schedule a Virtual Visit if any of these apply to you:
- International travel in the last 30 days OR
- Have been in contact with someone who tested positive for, or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days OR
- New cough, fever or shortness of breath in the last 72 hours OR
- Two or more of these symptoms that are new in the last 72 hours: Chills, muscle aches, severe headache, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell or loss of taste.
Use this free tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Multi-site trial tests the ability of tPA to clear the lungs and break up blood clots in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
The research of mask-wearing is evolving, but the case for masks to slow coronavirus spread is strong.
Barbara Goud got a vicious case of COVID-19. She wasn’t recovering well on a ventilator, then got ECMO treatments to give her lungs a rest.
The phase 3 trial of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine candidate for COVID-19 will enroll 1,000 at University of Colorado Hospital, 30,000 nationwide.
After the first known patient with COVID-19 emerged in Colorado on March 5, Colorado hospital systems teamed up to help one another, saving lives.
Researchers part of a global group sharing and analyzing data to understand the genetic aspects of COVID-19 susceptibility, severity, and outcomes.
First approved in 1958 when NASA was born and Pan Am flew the first commercial flight across the Atlantic. Will Dexamethasone work for the coronavirus?
This infectious disease expert in Colorado faces the biggest challenge of her career, but does it with her typical sunny attitude and calming demeanor.
Child immunizations down during pandemic, increasing risk for an outbreak of vaccine-preventable illnesses
UCHealth pediatrician stresses importance of continued child-well visits, scheduled child immunizations during pandemic to prevent other illnesses.
Herd immunity requires that enough of the population is immune that the disease can’t keep spreading even if some people remain vulnerable.
High-quality antibody tests and screening for the COVID-19 virus now available to the public in Colorado
UCHealth providers are now offering COVID-19 and antibody tests to the public at facilities along the Front Range and in Steamboat Springs.
This summer will be very different. What about drinking water and water sports? You’ve got questions about COVID-19 and the summer of 2020. We’ve got answers.
Therapies, in the form of clinical trials, for the coronavirus are being put to the test at record pace in Colorado at UCHealth.
Colorado team creating ‘farm-to-table’ COVID-19 antibody tests to boost quality and bypass shortages
Scientists at the Anschutz Medical Campus are racing to create a new high-quality antibody test to aid in the fight against COVID-19. But be careful as a positive antibody test may not mean you are immune.
This COVID-positive mom of a NICU baby humbled her health care team with her gratitude and positivity during a hard birth and challenging new times.
Remote patient visits and virtual support groups will be important pieces of the recovery mosaic for COVID post-ICU care.
‘Huge’ milestone: Colorado’s first convalescent plasma recipient leaves ICU after 34 days on a ventilator
Dr. Michael Leonard, the first convalescent plasma recipient at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, leaves the ICU after 34 days on a ventilator.
For 28 years as a nurse, she has helped bring new life into the world. Now, after acquiring COVID-19, she is donating her plasma to help COVID patients.
This pregnancy seemed to be smooth sailing. Then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, and the upcoming birth of her second child became a bit scarier.
In recent days, all UCHealth hospitals resumed medically necessary surgeries for people who needed help but had to wait because of COVID-19.
Seeing a gastroenterologist by way of a virtual visit reasured this woman she needed medical care and calmed her fears of a hospital visit during pandemic.
Absent big surprises, Colorado residents can expect a long, slow return to the “normal” we knew before COVID-19 based on the models used by experts.
Family and nurses cheered for JBS worker and COVID-19 survivor Sergio Rodriguez when he left the hospital. His son, Rafael, had prayed for days outside.
When will physical (also known as social) distancing end? We are all ready but experts agreed that we still must heed not the heart but the head.
It’s critical to continue to get treatment for medical emergencies during this pandemic. Don’t ignore these symptoms and know that UCHealth EMS is a safe place to turn to for emergency care.
Against the odds, Ravi Turman was the first person in her COVID-19 unit at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital to get off a ventilator. Both Ravi and her team celebrated the milestone and she’s now recovering at home.
Cancer patients battle the treat of COVID-19 but with a weakened immune systems. UCHealth is helping them maintain cancer treatments during the pandemic.
Critically ill Evergreen man first in Colorado to receive ‘convalescent plasma’ to help fight COVID-19
Dr. Michael Douglas is the first person in Colorado to receive convalescent plasma to help fight COVID-19. The donor’s antibodies may help attack the virus.
Anything that causes lung inflammation is going to be really bad in a setting of coronavirus. Learn why vaping and the coronavirus do not mix.
Patients can now do Virtual Visits with their primary care doctors and specialists. Keep seeing your regular doctors while staying safe from coronavirus.
Both soap and hand sanitizer neutralize the coronavirus, but soap and water work better because soap disrupts sticky bonds so the coronavirus slides off.
In many cases, the battle against COVID-19 in ICUs is centered on a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS. And nearly all these patients require ventilator support.
It started with a runny nose and then his condition deteriorated rapidly. After 10 days in the hospital, he went home to be with family.
Isolation is tough for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. For older adults, it’s devastating. Help older adults use video calling to stay connected.
There’s no proven cure or treatment for COVID-19. Some drugs may help; chloroquine, the antimalarial medication, may or may not.
As the coronavirus cases grow, what may seem like extreme measures are not. Without our immediate cooperation, sick people will easily overwhelm hospitals in Colorado.
Zinc is no coronavirus magic bullet, but it could help. Studies have shown zinc lozenges to be effective in shortening the misery phase of the common cold.
Staying at home is the best treatment unless you are seriously ill. Isolate yourself from others, even in your home. Get fluids and rest and call your doctor if you get seriously ill.
We’re typically better at cleaning than disinfecting. That must change now with the coronavirus. Here’s a quick primer on household disinfection.
Learn why the new coronavirus is so contagious. Is a cure or vaccine for COVID-19 coming? And will summer make a difference?
For plumbers, repair people and cable service technicians, staying safe means asking questions. Call ahead. Don’t work in a home where someone is sick. Collect payments remotely and use the customer’s sink and soap.
In order to prevent the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, public health experts are now advising people in many parts of the country to practice “social distancing.”
Residents and visitors to Colorado mountain resort areas should take precautions immediately as Colorado’s governor also orders the closure of theaters, clubs and gyms while restaurants halt dine-in service.
Social distancing is, for now, the best tool we as a civilization have to prevent the spread of coronavirus and “flatten the curve” to keep the numbers of severe cases down.
Don’t panic. UCHealth continues to monitor COVID-19. Here are some answers to questions.
Concerned about coronavirus? Virtual Urgent Care provides safe, affordable, 24/7 option to get care.
Medical providers can help you figure out if you need to be tested for coronavirus through secure, online visits. UCHealth’s Virtual Urgent Care is open to anyone in Colorado, even those who don’t have insurance.
Early research shows that older adults are twice as likely to have serious complications if they get the new coronavirus, also called COVID-19 illness. Learn what you need to know.
Psychologist Justin Ross said it’s no surprise that mass anxiety and panicky behavior are spreading. But there are simple steps that can help tame coronavirus anxiety.
Pregnant women are more vulnerable to viral respiratory infections like the new coronavirus or COVID-19 and need to take precautions during pregnancy.
The CDC is updating information about COVID-19 on its website.
The latest from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Patients who have general questions can call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at CO-Help at 303.389.1967 or 1.877.462.2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org. Answers are available in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin and more.